5 Most Unique Wedding Wines You Should Try This Year
Wine is definitely the most popular beverage at weddings. According to Emmaline Bride, around 40% of wedding guests (including brides and grooms) would pick wine over any other beverage. Also, studies reveal that on average, guests will consume two glasses of wine already in the first hour of the event, followed by one glass every ensuing hour.
Having mentioned all this research, we do not recommend drinking so much and always advocate for responsible drinking – especially at weddings.
When planning your wedding, wine will definitely be on your “Tasks List”, but choosing good and unique wedding wines can be a difficult task. In this post, we discuss a few of our top picks.
1. Vera Wang ‘Party’ Prosecco DOC
How about a top-quality sparkling white and rosé wine made by the ‘Queen of Weddings’? Vera Wang is a globally known designer and style icon in fashion, fragrance, jewellery, home and accessories designs. Lately, she launched her premium Vera Wang PARTY Prosecco DOC wines in the UK, which are becoming one of the most stylish choices for weddings and any other kind of celebration, large or more intimate.
As you’d expect from a fashion designer, Vera Wang’s wines come in beautiful matte silver bottles. “Prosecco isn’t just for special occasions. Whether you are celebrating by yourself, or with friends, PARTY is about toasting the every day, making the most of life’s moments,” says Vera Wang.
What’s inside these gorgeously designed bottles? Well, Vera Wang’s wine is light and crisp (great for the summer!) and made from 90% Glera and 10% Pinot Noir grapes (harvested in the province of Vincenza in northern Italy). It boasts aromas of apple and stone fruit, citrus notes and fresh acidity on the palate, with a soft and fruity finish. It’s the perfect choice for any wedding. It will pair wonderfully with cheeses, salty snacks, seafood, and also with entrees like sushi, fried chicken, pasta, and more.
Vera Wang’s PARTY Prosecco DOC is now available online for £26.99 a bottle. You can check it out here on Amazon.
By the way, the wines are made according to Prosecco DOC regulations by the leading winemaker Araldica, which is well known for its top-quality sparkling wines.
2. Maybe Organic? Tempranillo from Albacete Region in Spain
Organic products have become extremely popular in the last few years, even when it comes to wines. Why go for organic wines? Grapes that are grown using chemicals can potentially spoil the PH balance of the soil, and eliminate insects and weeds that are helpful for the environment. These chemicals also pollute the ground and local waterways. In contrast, organic wine is grown without the use of pesticides. It’s natural, and much more environmentally friendly than traditional wine.
One good option for organic wine is Tempranillo, which is a sweet red grown on a biodiversity reserve in the Albacete region of Spain. It’s definitely a good economical choice for a big wedding, as it’s just £6 per bottle.
A second organic option, also listed on Metro.co.uk, is Etna Organic Rosato Castellore. Grown in Sicily, Italy, near the world-renowned Mount Etna, one of the world’s most active volcanoes – this is the Italian version of Pinot Noir. It has a lovely taste of spicy cranberry and preserved blood oranges.
3. Champagnes and other Sparkling Wines
The presence of champagne at any wedding is practically a must. Why? Because Champagne is a worldwide symbol of joy and celebration. When there’s a BIG celebration – a Champagne bottle must be opened. And as you know, there is no greater celebration than a wedding, is there?
So if you’re looking for a good Champagne for your big day, try Veuve Clicquot Champagne, which boasts flavorful vanilla and brioche.
Having said, that, English and other sparkling wines are also rising in popularity in recent years. Pelegrim NV is a delicious English sparkling wine from Westwell. You can also go for the German sparkling wine, Riesling Sekt Trocken.
4. White Wine for a Lighter Choice
According to Winefolly, the recommended wine mix for indoor weddings held in the fall, winter and spring, is 50% for red wines, and the rest for the other types (white, sparkling and rosé). For summer and outdoor weddings, on the other hand, 30% should be allocated for white wine, as people tend to prefer white wines when it’s hot.
White wine can be dry or sweet, and it offers a refreshing and lighter drinking experience. The Souverain Sauvignon Blanc is a good choice for its delicious flavors of melon, orange, honeysuckle, and a hint of lime zest.
5. Wine For All Day Long + After Party
Our final pick is another Rosé, and why again? Because we just love it as a wedding wine. It’s the all-around refreshing wine that can serve you well from the reception up through to your wedding dinner. Rosé is also usually not as expensive as other wines, so you can easily buy a box (or more depending on the number of guests).
Our tip is to go for the Babylonstoren’s Mourvedre Rosé, which has lovely flavors. It has a unique salmon color with subtle hints of raspberry. You can easily serve it from a lovely wedding breakfast, up until the night party.
Finally, for the “After Party”, Bridal Guide recommends letting your closest friends and family enjoy the rest of the night with a bottle of Lock & Key Meritage. This is a lovely Bordeaux-style combination of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, and cabernet franc.
Choosing the right wines for your wedding day can be one of the delicate decisions you’ll need to make. Questions like does this wine go with my menu? How do I select enough wines that all my guests will enjoy? and more. If it’s a small wedding, try asking your guests which wines they prefer, make a table with the stats, and step by step, you’ll reach the right decisions!
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